Our Experienced Music Teachers
All of School of Rock Andersonville’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.
Greg Fundis Drum Teacher
Greg Fundis is a highly sought-after Chicago-based drummer known for bringing energy, groove and chops to his live performances spanning a multitude of musical genres. Currently touring with internationally known tribute group Led Zeppelin 2 as well as world renowned guitarist Fareed Haque, he has shared the stage throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Israel, Caribbean Islands, Indonesia and Japan along side other notable artists such as George Benson, Joey DeFrancesco, Paquito D'Rivera, Roy Hargrove, Louis Bellson, comedian Rich Little, Joe Lovano, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom Harrell.
Greg has been recognized in Downbeat Magazine as a notable jazz alumnus holding a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors from Millikin University. While at Millikin, Fundis became an internationally published percussion composer at the age of 19 with his book of compositions, "Contemporary Audition Solos for Percussion"(Studio 4 Music/MostlyMarimba). His teachers and mentors have included Steve Smith, Louis Bellson, Jim Chapin, Steve Houghton, Brian Justison and Kim Klickna.
In addition to relentless performing, Fundis is a music educator, ensemble director and clinician in the Chicago area where he has held positions at Roosevelt and DePaul universities and currently teaches at School of Rock-Andersonville, Whitney Young High School and coordinates world percussion activities for over 3,000 area youth with JCC of Chicago.
Greg Fundis plays Ludwig drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Humes and Berg cases and Remo drum Heads.
Max Loebman Guitar Teacher
Max Loebman is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter and guitarist who has refined his chops over the past decade in the city’s broad Rock community. Playing in bands Yoko and the Oh No’s, Max and the Mild Ones, and currently ROOKIE, he’s had the opportunity to tour and open for nationally acclaimed acts such as Twin Peaks, Cheap Trick, The Growlers, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and many more.
Though Max is most likely to be found noodling on a guitar, he can also find his way around the piano and bass. Max got his start in an immersive setting similar to that of School of Rock, and places high value on learning through group performance.
David Robison Drum Teacher
David Robison is 37 years old and has taught hundreds of students in the Chicago area since 2001! He has toured the world playing his own original music with Chicago metal-giants ALAYA (Basick Records) and as a member of the New York based prog-rock group DAMIERA (Equal Vision Records). David's lessons have become widely known for being tailored to each individual student, from the youngest beginners to award winning DCI snare drummers and touring professional musicians. Every single lesson will take your abilities to the next level!
Evan Farley Keyboard Teacher, Songwriting Instructor
Evan Farley is a musician and media composer currently living in Chicago. His love for music started when he was 10 years old when he finally convinced his parents to let him take piano lessons. Two years later he picked up the saxophone and from that point onward, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music.
Evan currently holds two composition degrees, a Bachelors in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, which he completed in 2018. Evan is a huge fan of rock music which led him to pick up and self-teach himself electric bass at the age of 21. When he's not teaching at School of Rock, you can find him jamming out at home or writing music for various electronic media projects.
Crystal Rebone Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Illinois bassist Crystal Rebone is an active part of the preforming and teaching community. She has been teaching a wide array of students, instruments and genres for over 10 years as well as performing throughout the country. While working on her Masters and Doctorate at the University of Illinois, she has been able to tour with some of the top ensembles, the Concert Jazz Band and the Trombone Ensemble, playing with artists such as Doc Severinsen, Erine Watts, Jim Pugh and others. Most recently, she toured with the East Coast with the award winning, all-female group, Sheroes, founded by Monkia Herzig.
She is currently finishing her Doctorate in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois where her research focuses on the perspective of non-male students in jazz programs to help others enrich their jazz educational experiences and philosophies. Having a love for teaching music, she has been a part of events such as Jazz Girls Day, the bass instructor at the University of Iowa Jazz Camp in Iowa City and an instructor in multiple areas at the Summer Illinois Music Institute at the University of Illinois for the past five years. She is also the recipient of awards such as the David Baker Scholarship from the Jazz Education Network and a mentee position with the Women in Jazz Organization.
At any time, Crystal can be found playing anything from rock and pop music to being in the bass section of an orchestra to some of the top jazz clubs in the country.